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Old 04-07-11, 03:41 PM
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Another "DMD Trainer" Ride!

Here are the details so far:

Day: It looks like most people want to ride Saturday (4/9)
Time: TBD... When do you all want to start????

Start/End Point: Sycamore Valley Park and Ride (Sycamore/680). Easy to see on an aerial image.

Key Route Highlights:

- Climb Diablo via South Gate
- Descend via North Gate
- Ride to Clayton
- Climb Morgan Territory
- Descent "The Plunge"
- Ride to Livermore
- Altamont Pass (EB)
- Climb Patterson Pass (WB)
- Collier Canyon/Tasajara back to cars

Stats:
104 miles
8,030 feet

Route Map:
https://bikeroutetoaster.com/Course.aspx?course=224854

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Old 04-07-11, 04:11 PM
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I'm in. Prefer a later start time since have to drive from South Bay.
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No later than 9 am. Don't forget how slow I am!
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I figure 8:30 or so
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I'm stuck at a journalism conference and can't...
I brought by bike and plan to sneak out a little every day. I'm right by that long bike path in Sacramento, so i won't even get lost.
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I think I'll be starting from Dublin so will meet you guys at SG for the start. I'll do SG and Patterson with you before turning onto Camino Tassajara to skip Livermore.
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Michael, You mean Diabo and Morgan, correct?
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On the climb up Diablo, when I see the last guy descend, I'll make a u turn and follow, so I won't slow everyone down too much.
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Originally Posted by uspspro
Michael, You mean Diabo and Morgan, correct?
sorry, yes, i did mean MT. i don't think i'll ever get to see those damn windmills up close.
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Any info on how the water situation is like ? i.e. Are there places to refill on the way ?
This is all new territory for me (other than Diablo).
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Originally Posted by ahmose
Any info on how the water situation is like ? i.e. Are there places to refill on the way ?
This is all new territory for me (other than Diablo).
Water won't be any kind of issue. Concord and Clayton section on your way over to Morgan T offers many gas station min mart type options.

The top of Morgan T has bathrooms and water in the regional park staging area.

Livermore presents many options for mini mart type re-supply and even a Starbucks.
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have a good ride guys, :bowdown: hardcore

im taking the easy way out and racing Turlock on Sat, Half Marathon on Sun in SF...stage race in Chico next weekend wheeee...the season is upon us!
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Originally Posted by mellum76
sorry, yes, i did mean MT. i don't think i'll ever get to see those damn windmills up close.
Here's your chance
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Originally Posted by mellum76
sorry, yes, i did mean MT. i don't think i'll ever get to see those damn windmills up close.
I hope they're not spinning tomorrow. I think i've had enough headwinds this week
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Looks like a great ride, I'd be joining you if it weren't for being out of town. Sigh. Next time.
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To me, the Patterson climb was the toughest, adding fierce headwinds, and 10-20% climbs. Made Mt. Diablo seem like no big deal.

Here's a full write up ... https://sevencyclist.wordpress.com/20...0daysofbiking/
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